Mexico, Park wins mask, Hijo del Santo rips AAA/CMLL, Hijo de Rey Misterio

CMLL (FRI) 10/30 Arena Mexico [SuperLuchas, Cesar]
1) Ángel Azteca Jr., Astro Boy, Sensei b Durango Kid, Escorpion, Semental
2) Máximo, Sagrado, Stuka Jr. b Euforia, Pólvora, Virus
3) Valiente b Dragon Rojo Jr. [MEX WELTER]
4) Misterioso II, Terrible, Texano Jr. b Blue Panther, Máscara Dorada, Toscano
5) Brazo de Plata, Héctor Garza, Shocker b Naito, Ray Mendoza Jr., Yujiro

Attendance was down, blamed on a afternoon/evening long rain storm.

Porky got the pin on Mendoza for the win in the main event. Cesar notes Porky looked out of shape. I am shocked!

Valiente/Dragon Rojo sounds good; they got 18 minutes.

Huracan Ramirez was honored in between the top two matches. Axxel was not there, because he was wagering his mask in Monterrey…

indy (FRI) 10/30 Monumental Monterrey [EdR]
4) Matematico Jr. L LA Park, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Axel, Tinieblas Jr., Hijo del Cien Caras, Anibal [cage]

Mask match is different from what it was originally announced. Park, hurting during the match, took Matematico’s mask. No real name listed yet.

In Record (reposted by SuperLuchas) El Hijo del Santo rips both CMLL and AAA. Santo says AAA promised him the moon and the stars, but left after TripleMania when it was clear they weren’t going to pay him what he thought he deserved. Santo’s angry with CMLL, feeling they’re riding his coattails in Europe, but running shows with promoters who have so little knowledge of wrestling that they’re ruining it for everyone else. The last time he was in France, while he was doing press conference, people for CMLL were in the crowd, handing out info on their own shows. Santo think Perros del Mal may do a better job, but thinks neither CMLL or AAA will figure out how to take advantage of the television of they have until Televisa finally kicks them off the network. So, yea, he’s not going back to AAA or CMLL any time soon.

CMLL’s advertising Arena Puebla tickets now available on Ticketmaster. They’re not on the ticketmaster website, at least when I checked. This is exactly what Santo is ranting about.

Fuego en el Ring hears Hijo de Rey Misterio is training with CMLL in Mexico City, and debuting in the next few weeks. That’s probably the best move he could make right now – if he wants to more than than a Rey Misterio tribute band, joining CMLL and working a bit more frequently would help.

Kcidis writes about Oro.

R de Rudo profiles Nando el Muneco.

No lineups.

10/30 AAA TV Results (Poza Rica)

AAA TV (FRI) 10/30 Gimansio Miguel Hidalgo, Poza Rica, Veracruz [AAA]
1) Relampago & Tribal b American Rebelde & Jesse
2) Crazy Boy, Decnnis, Gato Eveready b Rió Bravo, Tigre Cota, Tito Santana
3) Rain, Sexy Star, Teddy Hart b Fabi Apache, Gran Apache, Mari Apache
4) Joe Lider, Mantra, Nicho el Millionario b Laredo Kid, Octagón, Súper Fly
5) Alex Koslov, Teddy Hart, Zorro b Marco Corleone, Pimpinela Escarlata, Rocky Romero
6) Dr. Wagner Jr., Electroshock, Último Gladiador b El Mesías, Extreme Tiger, La Parka Jr.

2009 AAA TV Chart
Projected Air Date (#912)
Mexico: 11/08
US: 11/21

Not a lot going on here. In undercard matches, Tribal pinned Rebelde, Decnnis pinned Rio Bravo

Sexi Star was the mystery women in the tercera. Hopefully that means the Legion gave her belt back. It definitely means that whole angle was a waste of time and a dumb way to overshadow a big moment in a long running feud, either way. Teddy pinned Mari in that match.

No details on Mantra.

In between 3 & 4, Konnan challenged Cibernetico to a street fight. For reasons not made clear, Teddy replaced Konnan in the semimain. Zorro, officially back in the Legion, submitted Rocky.

Before the main event, Wagner said Mesias could get a title shot if he won. Mesias had Wagner pinned with the F5 (as named by AAA), but Gladiador broke the pin. Electroshock gave Gladiador a cutter, and Wagner finished him with the Wagner Driver. Joaquin Roldan turned up to tell Wagner he would have a match (vs someone) at Guerra de Titanes. OK. Edit: AAA’s Twitter says Roldan actually made it Wagner/Mesias. AGAIN.

Next taping is who knows. The Acapulco taping is canceled.

Hair match in Monterrey, Pierroth tribute show in Cuernavaca, previews, France

PIERROTH (THU) 10/29 Arena Isabel de Cuernavaca [Dark Atlantis, dr_landru]
1) Cometa b Fuego
2) Comodin & Flama DQ Nahualt & Raksas
3) Pequeño Damian 666, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Universo 2000, Pierrothito b Leopardito, Orito, Pequeño Olímpico, Platita
4) Black Spirit, Canelo Casas, Guerrero Maya Jr., Turbo b Black Thunder, Hijo del Cien Caras, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Septiembre Negro
5) LA Park, Nosferatu, Oriental, Toscano b Fuerza Guerrera, Head Hunter I, Pierroth Jr. (2009), Veneno

In between the top two matches, La Nazi and Pierroth’s daughter brought out Pierroth himself. He was in a wheelchair, but was able to thank the fans and his fellow wrestlers (youtube video.) Leobrado Magadan was there as a host, many of the other wrestlers were in the ring to support Pierroth, and Veneno appeared to sing the Puerto Rico anthem as they presented a Pierroth mask to the new Pierroth. Who then got fouled and lost in the main event. I can’t have read that right, that make no sense.

Next show here is 11/19, with Toscano challenging Texano for the NWA LH title.

indy (TUE) 10/27 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC
1) Ciber Payaso & Solovino b Bello Rubi & Black Poison
2) Furor, Koko Viper, Lover Boy b Aguila Extrema, Angel Dorado Jr., Gato Fantasma
3) Hijo de Cein Caras, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Rey Sagitario b Coliseo 200, Gato Volador, Hijo del Ninja
4) Memo Valle b Silver Star and Pierko el Boricua [FILL LH]
5) Difunto II L Potro Jr. and Tigre Universitario and Charles Lucero [hair]

Difunto lost his hair to Potro Jr.

Previews of tonight’s CMLL show
SuperLuchas
ESTO (focusing on Valiente/Dragon)
MedioTiempo has Brazo de Plata promising to demostrate “real lucha libre”, with all holds and moves. Uh huh.
OEM.
– Preview of Japan vs Mexico – oh, wait, that’s FIFA U17 soccer in Nigera, which will take place this afternoon. Might give Naito & Yujiro something to talk about later tonight.

The lineup is based around Porky’s first Arena Mexico match since May 19, 2006. It’s actually his first Arena Mexico main event since June of 2004, which was Porky, Canek, and Rayo de Jalisco vs Apolo Dantes, Dr. Wagner Jr. and Okumura. (!!) It’s the undercard that’s more interesting. Rojo/Valiente could be good (or it could completely fall apart; those two can literally be hit or miss.)

ESTO has the only preview of tonight’s AAA taping in Poza Rica. We still know nothing at all about Mantra. There’s at least a 25% shot it’s a mispelling for someone on the roster, right?

Speaking about the title match, Valiente says the deciding factor will be fitness. Valiente says his #1 priority is to retain his title, but he’s also going to try to give a great show for the public. HOORAY. I hope they win the Best Match Of The Night bonus. Which would require one actually existing, so CMLL needs to get on that. After this match, Valiente plans to take the world title from Averno, and then take Sangre Azteca’s mask. It’s good to have dreams.

Ultimo Guerrero wants you to know he only lost to Strong Man and Mistico this week because he’s totally hurt, and whoever wins the war is the real winner.

CMLL’s finally talking about the upcoming tour of France. Luchadores mentioned as going over are Sangre Azteca, Hijo del Fantasma, Stuka Jr., Valiente, Sagrado, Marcela, Hiroka, Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso Jr., and Nitro. That should be some good matches. They’ll be gone from 11/13 to 11/29, which means CMLL will have some people getting moved up into higher spots than usual. There are plans for tours in 2010 and 2011. For this trip, the CMLL wrestlers will be working at a wrestling school in Nanteree, France with the students there, and they hope to work out an exchange program. Tickets for the shows themselves, only 3 mentioned, will be from 30 to 50 Euros ($44.41 to $74.03 US, 578.49 MEX to 964.14 MEX). All info on the tour is at efm-fr.com

AAA is going to Six Flags Mexico on November 14 & 15, taping for both TV shows. Not sure if it’s just going to be vignettes like Ras de Lona or if they’re taping full shows.

Rio Bravo explains the dual Rio Brav situation: he decided he would not be working with AAA (for personal reasons, and also because he wasn’t getting enough work – not sure why he had personal reasons.) Fransico Cantu, the Monterrey promoter for AAA, sent someone else as Rio Bravo to AAA in his place. (So maybe AAA didn’t know they were getting a new Rio Bravo?) The original claims he should still own the name, though he does note Cantu is the one who gave it to him in the first place. He’s protesting this to the local commission.

Mauro Corinti has A Fighters Life, a 6 minute lucha libre documentary.

Kindergatern students were treated with a Santo film festival.

Cronicas y Leyendas looks back at PN News and Lola Gonzalez. Slightly different looks.

CMLL (SAT) 12/19 Arena Monterrey [RFC]
1) Pequeño Damian 666 & Pierrothito vs Mascarita Dorada & Shockercito
2) Stuka Jr. & Valiente vs Dragon Rojo Jr. & Sangre Azteca
3) Blue Panther, La Sombra, Máximo vs Misterioso II, Terrible, Texano
4) Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
5) Héctor Garza, Místico, Shocker vs Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero

First time they’ll be back since last December’s show.

Dragon Rojo, AAA video game, UG, mostly just notes

Dragon Rojo has a plan to beat Valiente for the title: Valiente tires fast, so he’s going to fight at a high rate to tire him out. I think this might’ve worked better with a previous year’s version of Valiente, but we’ll see. What I really want is the interview with Sangre Azteca about his partner/protege getting a shot at his title before Sangre gets a chance to win it back.

Matuk has video of the AAA demo showed off last week. There is that Zombie Clown footage (under that name) and he looks really good. Not so sure about the collision detection, or the 10 second countout. Pepe Casas is very visible as the tecnico ref. Watch as the power goes out part way thru the interview, but they keep plugging along anyway.

Fuego en el Ring has an interview with Ultimo Guerrero, who sounds as though he still expects CMLL to run a Gran Prix tournament to close the year. I wonder if they’re still doing the Leyenda de Plata. UG says he has plans for the Guerrero, but they’re waiting for Bucanero to get healthy.

During a typical “wrestler teaches TV host some moves” segment, Martha Villalboos supposedly hurt the host’s right arm. The host – Alicia Machado – is a former Miss Universe of some note and scandal. Haven’t seen the clip, but I’d guess this was stunt.

Box Y Lucha has interviews with Delta and Diamante about their starts and one with Ultimo Dragoncito and his father, who’s even more badly burnt than Dragoncito. It’s quite an intense picture, you may want to skip it. Dragoncito was told he’d have to be out three months, but is pushing himself to get back in 2. Villano III talks about a fan sneaking into the locker room.

ESTO has an interview with long time CMLL Photographer Rosalio Vera. Beside the 101 Llaves y Lances book, another book of his photographs is supposed to come out next year.

El Siglo de Torreon totally uses the luchawiki for it’s then and now of photos of Ephesto. Which reminds me, we need an updated photo of Ephesto.

Segunda Caida is mostly disappointing with IWRG 07/30/09

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

CMLL (TUE) 11/03 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Idolo & Meteoro vs Acertijo & Relampago Azul
2) Astaroth & Hierro vs Drago & Malefico
3) Gallo & Neutrón vs Asesino Negro & Máscara Mágica
4) Blue Panther, La Máscara, Toscano vs Atlantis, Satánico, Último Guerrero
5) Héctor Garza vs Terrible

Also, Sunday’s show here – the one with Mistico vs Ultimo Guerrero – is $1 for kids.

10/31-11/01 Lucha Times

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This week is confusing. And probably wrong. So the usual.

AAA-US: into the post HdI tapings, with the Xalapa taping that’s been seen a bunch in Mexico.

52MX: no carry over, so we start fresh – guessing Tuareg and Poder Mexica turn up here.

CMLL-MEX: Televisa’s site lists this as a 2h30m slot, and AAA with a 3h30m slot. I find this doubtful. Just assume top 3 and move on.

AAA-MEX: it should be the Leon taping, but if they skip the Cuernavaca show, they’ve skipped the setup for the next two months. Gotta be that Cuernavaca taping. Odd that it’s Thursday by the time most of you will read this, and AAA hasn’t even rolled out the force majure explanation for the rerun last week.

CMLL-FSE: Women and Porky? I’m giving Alan the Porky/V5 feud, a cruel thing to do to a nice person. Strangely, this is on Sunday morning at 9 AM; World Series games are changing a few things here…

AAA-FSE: like this show, which is listed as a new one, airs at 11 pm on Saturday. They have new matches to air – maybe the Wagner and Apache ones?

C3 (SAT): top 4, including Mistico/UG and Avernos/No Limit Villanos. You know, if they’re going to do this trio for six more weeks, please give me one match with Naito and Yujiro as Villano Roku and Villano Shichi.

C3 (SUN): special noon show to air the Yujiro/Warrior match. (Wonder what this will mean for the eventual Negro/Mistico airing.) It’s 2 hours, and there were four matches who didn’t air on TDN, easy enough.

Puebla: listed as a 4pm start again. Good week to leave the main event out.

Monterrey: Alex/Teddy vs Jack/Rocky, plus a FILL title match and a hair match.

Japan vs Hell, Garza/Terrible, AAA

indy (FRI) 10/23 Wild West Ballroom, El Paso, Texas
1) Principle RBD DRAW Drako
2) Metro & Pequeno Suicida b Duke & Hermes Jr.
3) Black Panther & Maquina 45 Jr. b Peluchin Maldad & Scorpio Jr.
4) Crazy Boy 32, Muneco Infernal, Takeda DQ Cinta De Oro, Rocky Star, Tigre Sagrado
5) Casandro, El Hijo Del Santo, Mr. Leo b Bestia II, Bestia Jr., Mystico

Finally! This is the show where Santo was awarded a plaque for hitting 27 years of wrestling. You may have seen photos looking around. DQ in the semimain was for Takeda taking off his own mask and throwing it to Cintia de Oro

CMLL (TUE) 10/27 Arena Mexico [ALAN, ESTO]
1) Apocalipsis & Ramstein b Delta & Trueno
2) Leono, Metálico, Tony Rivera b Calígula, Hooligan, Méssala
3) Dr. X, Skándalo, Vangelis b Fabián el Gitano, Flash, Rouge
4) Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto DQ Naito, Ray Mendoza Jr., Yujiro
5) La Máscara, Místico, Volador Jr. b Atlantis, Heavy Metal, Último Guerrero

No Limit Villanos lost in straight falls, getting DQed in the second for pulling Averno’s match. They appear to be building up Naito vs Mephisto for Mephisto’s (take a guess) NWA World Welterweight Championship.

CMLL (TUE) 10/27 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring
1) El Divino & Meteoro b Relampago Azul & Skaxy
2) Angelo & Magnum b Ebola & Malefico
3) Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno b Astaroth & Metal Blanco
4) Hijo del Fantasma, Sagrado, Toscano b Felino, Negro Casas, Shigeo Okumura
5) Héctor Garza & Shocker DQ Terrible & Texano Jr.

Terrible fouled Garza. Okumura replaced Black Warrior, who has predictably disappeared from the face of the earth since losing to Yujiro. The music group Banda el Recodo were watching the show, and threw masks to the fans to promote their upcoming shows.

Yesterday, AAA posted an article designed primarily to antagonize others. (They’ve clearly been reading this blog too long.) Responding to last Friday’s Perros press conference, the articles claims AAA holds the rights to characters who’ve left; specifically Alebrije, Histeria, and Psicosis in this article. The Histeria and Psicosis info is nothing new, just pointing out that the men with the identities now are not the originals (Super Crazy & Nicho) and so can’t really claim to have created the character. The bit about Alebrije is a bit different, with El Mexicano (said to be part of the programming department) explaining how Pena created the look, but Alebrije wanted absolutely nothing to do with it at first. You could sort of see his point, because he was Mascara Sagrada at the time, and that seems like a safer bet. AAA’s point is Alebrije shouldn’t claim to own something he wanted nothing to do with.

All the like/dislike, mean/not-mean stuff really doesn’t matter. If AAA has a piece of paper proving they own the character, they do. They probably do, but who knows with Antonio Pena.

Did I miss something, or is the last line in this note about AAA wrestlers at a movie premiere the first time they’ve mentioned AAA’s movie won’t be out until next year?

Ras de Lona #69 has Sombra, Stuka, and Dragon Rojo talking about their trip to Monaco. Poor Misterioso. Somehow, Porky doesn’t show up until after the meal. Also, Fantasma mentions he speaks English and French and can understand a little Italian. That’s impressive, but it makes me wonder who was the translator for the Sombra/Dorada/Terrible/Ephesto crew. Neither of the tecnicos would’ve been out of (whatever the equivalent of) high school by the time they started wrestling, so they probably weren’t picking up extra languages on the side. Maybe Terrible?

The Gladiadores has video interviews with Dr. Wagner Jr. and Flor Metalica, plus video from the Perros press conference. There’s also a bio of the Huracan Ramriez (Daniel Garcia).

Mascara Dorada and Sombra, visited children in the hospital.

An article on the Arena Juba show with Santo/Demon says they’ll now be in a bull terrier match. Looks like Latin Lover is off the card.

Paraiso de la Lucha Libre has photos from a toy/clothing drive for children hosted by Crazy Star and attended by many indy luchadors.

Kcidis illustrates Ultimo Guerrero getting run over by Strong Man. Kcidis notes Ultimo Guerrero was eventually able to beat Liger, but he’s not beat Strong Man. To me, that clearly means Strong Man > Jushin Liger.

CMLL (MON) 11/02 Arena Puebla
1) Aguila Guerrera, Espiritu Maligno, Sauron vs Black Tiger, Blue Center, SWAT
2) Molotov, Sensei, Trueno vs Durango Kid, Puma King, Tercer Kid
3) Ángel de Oro, Ángel de Plata, Rouge vs Loco Max, Nitro, Virus
4) Brazo de Plata, Hijo del Fantasma, Sagrado vs Felino, Misterioso II, Mr. Niebla
5) Terrible & Texano Jr. vs La Sombra & Volador Jr. [CMLL TAG]

Tercer Kid?

11/20 AAA TV Lineup (Acapulco)

Taping was canceled.

AAA TV (FRI) 11/20 Centro de Convenciones Teotihuacan de Acapulco, Guerrero [Events Acapulco]
1) Aerostar, Cinthia Moreno, Crazy Boy vs Billy Boy, Sexy Star, Tito Santana
2) Fabi Apache & Mari Apache vs Nikki Roxx & Rain
3) Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Histeria, Mini Psicosis vs Mascarita Divina, Mini Charly Manson, Octagoncito
4) Jack Evans & Vampiro vs Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario
5) El Mesías, Extreme Tiger, Rocky Romero vs Alex Koslov, Chessman, Konnan
6) La Parka Jr., Marco Corleone, Octagón, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Dr. Wagner Jr., Electroshock, Silver King, Último Gladiador

2009 AAA TV Schedule
Projected Air Date (#915?)
Mexico: 11/29?
US: 12/22?

Lineup may be wrong on the 3rd and 4th, because the names are near unreadable on the poster. I would also assume Nikki Roxx does not actually appear, unless she’s the mystery person in Veracruz on Friday. Also, the poster doesn’t actually mention a building; that’s the one the ran the last time here. Note the the poster also mentions Cibernetico will be appearing.

Not a lot going on here that we don’t already know – this could a taping they did today without changing anything, except they’ll probably want to do a big deal with Vampiro’s return besides just having face the Hermandad. (Why would stick a guy with back problems in with Lider, anyway? As always, Joe Lider must be the greatest guy to know, it’s the only reasonable explanation.) It doesn’t tell much about the Guerra de Titanes plans, except I’d wager on Koslov/Tiger as a title match at some point.

More interesting to scheduling nerds is this taping, and last night’s announcement of Guerra de Titanes to take place 12/11 in Madero. Doing some fuzzy math, that probably means there’s 8 tapings less this year, including both the one on Friday and the usual year ending taping in Chilpancingo. Of course, airing a repeat last week could change all of this again.

10/25 GALLI in Aurora

Better write this before I completely forget.

GALLI made their Aurora debut this past Sunday at the Sierra Restaurant. It was a nice setting – it’s a lot more of a club than a restaurant, and the ring was set up on the main dance floor. Beside the normal lights, this meant the ring was constantly light by some random colorful lights and a couple disco balls, but the sound bounced off the walls pleasantly and the building sounded loud all night. The horns they were selling helped; I think I ended up near most of them.

Since the last time I’ve been to a GALLI show, they’ve changed things around – less matches so the shows don’t go so long (5 on this one), and they’ve gone to all one fall matches except the main event. I don’t know if this was just a coincidence, but most of the trainee types and Chicago normal indy guys were not on the show, where they’d be a all over it previously.

Show started a few minutes after 6:30. I’d guess attendance to be around 100, maybe 120. Referee for all matches was LA VACA.

1) Golden Star & Chiva V b Resistencia & STIGMA – if it looks like a CHIKARA worker’s name, it probably is. Lots of horn based comedy, much STIGMA yelling “Chiva – NO!”. I have this sneaking suspicion this may have not an authentic soccer playing goat come to life, because he had yellow soccer socks on. What a fashion no-no. Anyway, it was an entertaining if not always technical sound match, both tecnicos beating both rudos with bodyscissors cradle for the win.

2) Flip Kendrick & Louis Lyndon b Amasis & Ophidian – who are the Osirian Portal, and not the Neo Solar Temple. I know this, quiz me. Moving on from my emotional scars to other jokes, someone at GALLI must’ve really enjoyed the last Dragon Gate show! This was actually a match that would’ve been better received in front of that sort of crowd than this one. Crowd still liked it, but it was US indy style match in front of an audience expecting something a little bit different.

Crowd did dig the snake luchador, and Amasis did his usual fine job of interacting with the crowd in amusing ways. When I saw Lyndon at the Dragon Gate show, I thought his faux-Bruce Lee gimmick would be great in a lucha setting, so I was disappointed when he wrestled this straight for the most part. Didn’t even wear the afro until taking picture later. Both tecnicos were super athletic, and the crowd was awed at the dive sequence.

Finish here was – well, Amasis put Lyndon in a cristo, Lyndon reversed into a bodyscissors cradle, La Vaca slapped the mat one two three, and the crowd cheered huge for the win. Except, the match kept going for about ten seconds, then the promoter asked if the match was over, and La Vaca decided it was. You think it’d be tough to convey emotion while wearing a giant snake mask (er, being a giant snake), but Ophidan (who broke up the pin late) was so clearly unhappy with that turn of events. I’m pretty sure I saw Amasis not moving at all until just before the three count, but definitely getting his shoulder up. I think La Vaca meant it to be two, but really ought to have indicated it was only 2 right away, instead of letting the crowd make the call for him. It’s tough being a referee.

The other comedy here is the DJ had no idea who’s music went with who here, so the entrances were messed up and the tecnicos celebrated to Walk Like An Egyptian. How can you actually get that one wrong? It’s right there in the name!

free suggestion no one asked for: next time lucha fans tart chanting MEXICO MEXICO at the Portal, start chanting EGYPT EGYPT right in rhythm. It makes as much sense as the Mexico/Japan stuff.

3) Guardian del Amor & Lince Dorada (w/mini Lince) b Emperador Azteca & Venom (w/Mini Vemon)

Not as much to write about here, more of a standard lucha match. The minis are the usual deal of kids dressed up like their partners. Lince, despite looking quite off in his first big run of this match, was way over with this crowd. Again, tecnicos win clean. Lince hit a SSP on Venom, Dorada did a swanton on Azteca.

The mini kids hit the ring after the match. The tried one clothesline. It did not go well. La Vaca counted that pin too anyway.

INTERMISSION. Everyone from the undercard came out to take photos. Lince seemed to have the biggest line, but the Portal were popular too. Nice of GALLI to set up the lineup so the east coast guys could all take off after this point (not even 8pm)

4) Negrotistico Fantastico & Joey Marx b Victorous Secret (Mason Conrad & Cameron Salem)

Conrad & Salem are doing the super effeminite bit. I was worried the act would seem as played out as their Backstreet Boys entrance music, but they really threw themselves into it, Salem especially, and it was fun. Fantastico & Marx’s gimmick appeared to be “The Coolest People In The World”, and you could tell the moment they started dancing to the ring. They were way over, and deserving so. ATTENTION PROMOTER OF DRAGON GATE USA: I know you’re reading this, because you’re totally a renown fan of lucha libre and people outside your company discussing what you should do. Please, please book Joey & Negrotistico (under that name, even!) on the next show. It doesn’t matter if it’s the dark match, they both deserve to have a much higher profile. Since Gringo Loco has gotten himself an actual job in lucha libre (if IWRG counts!), I think it’s I need to start relentlessly hyping these two now.

A lot of schitk early, but it was good stuff so no complains. When they got going late, it good stuff (so much that I don’t have notes for it.) Conrad & Salem were taking some big and sometimes extra pinful looking bumps. I think it was Conrad who took the huge German suplex out of the corner. I know it was Salem who took a backdrop, and hit hard on a ring that wasn’t giving all that much. He looked to be hurting a bunch the rest of the way.

Marx hit a shooting star press on Conrad for the win. And then everyone danced! HOORAY.

5) Samurai & Huracan Ramirez Jr. b Amenaza del Siglo & Chilango

Since I’ve last been to GALLI, Chilango not only grew his hair back, but has the GALLI championship and a valet. That right there is a productive summer. Between his frilly cowboy hat and gear, Amendaza del Siglo walked to the ring looking like crazy masked Mexican Randy Savage. (Didn’t really need crazy there.)

This was three falls. Liked some of the other matches better, but fell in the same ok->good range. Tecnicos won the first fall with ‘ranas on both guys. Rudos came what with a Silgo top rope ‘rana on Huracan, and Chilango spearing Samurai and putting his feet on the ropes. Siglo got Huracan’s masked untied and pulled it off between falls – I didn’t recognize him! – and they ended up doing crowd brawling. Tecnicso makes their comeback in the third fall, including Huracan sending Siglo into and on top of the bar for some revenge, then Samurai splashing Chilango with a 450 for the win.

There was a lot of post match work with Siglo and Huracan teasing a mask match, Siglo deferring. There was a lot less time spent on it, but the match was for sure set up was Samurai vs Chilango for the title, which makes enough sense. And that was it – or that’s when I left.

Show ended about 9:15, so I think they were still a little longer than they wanted, but 9:15 is still pretty good. There was no bad matches on the show, and only one unexplained intermission (between the last two matches), so I didn’t feel like my time was being wasted as much as usual. All the tecnicos won and all the matches were clean, both nice to see. I’m glad I went.

GALLI is back in Addision on Sunday, with the main event of Cameron Salem, Samurai, Negrotisico, and Joey Marx against all four Soul Touchas. That’s kinda intriguing, so I may make it out. Didn’t catch when the next Aurora show is, but I’ll mention it when I see it.

Monterrey, tag title match set up in Puebla

AAA (SUN) 10/25 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [EdR]
1) Mini Androide & Mini Rey Sagitario b Mini Hator & Mini Sky
2) Rió Bravo, Tigre Cota, Tito Santana b Angel Dorado, Chucho Mar, Enrique Vera Jr.
3) Caifan Rockero I, Rey Infernal, Simbolo 2000 b Androide, Decnnis, El Brazo
4) Laredo Kid, Pimpinela Escarlata, Súper Fly b Escoria, Espíritu, Ozz
5) Alex Koslov & Teddy Hart b Jack Evans & Rocky Romero
6) Cibernético, El Elegido, La Parka Jr. b Chessman, Kenzo Suzuki, Zorro

Last week, they did a bit where Konnan hid under a Dr. Wagner Jr. mask to attack late in the show. This week, Cibernetico (tecnico here) pinned Chessman due to a fan in a Misterio mask tripping Chessman up. The fan hit the ring, pulled off his mask, and revealed himself to be Konnan Big. Cue Konnan/Konnan Big arguement.

CMLL (MON) 10/26 Arena Puebla [R de Rudo]
1) Asturiano & Centella de Oro b Karisma & Policeman
2) Bracito de Oro, Eléctrico, Shockercito b Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Universo 2000, Pequeño Violencia
3) Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca DQ Máximo, Metro, Rouge
4) Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto b Blue Panther, Máscara Dorada, Valiente
5) Ray Mendoza Jr., Terrible, Texano Jr. b La Sombra, Strong Man, Volador Jr.

R de Rudo appears to have black text on a black background, surely the rudoest move of all.

The big news is Terrible & Texano will get a chance to unify some tag team titles. The Occidente champs beat the World champs (Sombra/Volador) clean in the third fall to set up a title match next week. Elsewhere, Misterioso faked a foul, Terror Chino bought it and Maximo was DQed.

Preview of tonight’s show – still in Arena Mexico: ESTO, Ovaciones. This is just a show to do a show, though Mistico’s precense in the main event means they’re hoping for a better turnout the last week’s

SuperLuchas asks: will Blue Demon Jr. face El Hijo del Santo in a mask on the Mexican Bicentanial?. No, of course not. Maybe Demon, Santo, and six other guys.

Speaking of mask matches that won’t happen, Cronicas looks back at Fuerza & Octagon in the 90s, as well as looking at Giant Warrior ’91. If Sergio is taking a request, I’d love to see some Cien Caras stuff, preferably outside the match everyone knows. Next year’s WON HOF is a while off, but Cien’s going back on the ballot and might slip right back because his career doesn’t seem well known outside of the Rayo match.

Perros del Mal says they’re heard their TV didn’t air and are getting to the bottom of it.

A couple articles on Oro – notimex & esto – since his mass was yesterday.

The website actually promoting the Queens November lucha libre site is http://www.radiosonfm.com/. Warning, they try to play music (and fail.)

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Edit: I’ve put the ratings data we’ve gotten recently in one place: http://bit.ly/lucharatings – will try to keep it updated.

Porky in Coliseo, big singles match next week in GDL, Rio Bravo and Rio Bravo II

CMLL (SUN) 10/25 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Inquisidor & Semental b Bengala & Trueno
2) Amapola, La Nazi, La Seductora b Estrella Mágica, Marcela, Zeuxis
3) Arkangel de la Muerte, Loco Max, Skándalo b Leono, Starman, Tony Rivera
4) Máximo, Sagrado, Valiente DQ Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca, Shigeo Okumura
5) Brazo de Plata, Héctor Garza, Shocker b Naito, Ray Mendoza Jr., Yujiro

Porky got the win in his return. Surprisingly for the Babe, doesn’t appear to be a full house (or a noticeable increase) in his return.

Tecs won semimain in straight falls when Okumura fouled Maximo.

Before I tell you what happened in the women’s match, let’s look back at Zeuxis’ alignment in her matches since starting in DF:

(bonus: in GDL, she was a tecnica)
08/25: ruda
09/22: tecnica
10/09: ruda
10/23: ruda
10/25: tecnica…or not, as she had enough of that game and just turned on her partners. Hooray for picking a side.

CMLL (SUN) 10/25 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Cuca b Nube Roja Jr.
2) Metatrón & Virgo b Nube Roja & Thunder Boy
3) Angelo & Palacio Negro b Ángel del Mal & Exterminador
4) Egipcio & Infierno DQ Asesino Negro & Leon Blanco
5) Dark Angel, Lady Apache, Lluvia b Hiroka, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sujei
6) Místico, Strong Man, Toscano DQ Atlantis, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero

Rudos took the first fall of the main event, tecnicos the second. Strong Man was setting up to press Mistico onto Atlantis & Negro Casas for the win, but Ultimo Guerrero grabbed Mistico’s mask off for the DQ. This sets up a Mistico/Ultimo Guerrero super liibre match next week, which is a out of nowhere for that match. Who’s running against them here?

After they lost clean, the Zorra humiliated/stripped a ringside guy. Lady Apache had to come back to the ring to make the saves.

Leon Blanco, about to lose, pulled both Egipcio & Infierno’s masks.

IWRG (SUN) 10/25 Arena Naucalpan [Al Filo del Ring, DJ Spectro]
1) Guizmo b Dinamic Black
2) Diva Salvaje & Miss Gaviota b Carta Brava Jr. & Hijo del Signo
3) Chico Che & Poseidon b Avisman & Fantasma de la Ópera
4) Atsuko Emoto, Kyoko Kimura, Tomoko Nakagawa b Flor Metalica, Josseline, La Diabólica
5) Oficial 911 & Trauma I b Black Terry & Negro Navarro and Dr. Cerebro & Suicida and Oficial Fierro & Trauma II [Relevos Increíbles]

Negro Navarro & Trauma I did wrestle during the main event. Oficials did too, relucantly. Final two teams were Cerebro/Suicida and 911/T1. With the ref distracted, Suicida fouled 911, but Trauma I fouled Suicida for the win. Wonder if this means 911 will be in the tag match next Sunday, instead of Fierro.

Confusing Turn Of Events Of The Day: There are now 2 Rio Bravos. I hate lucha libre sometimes. There had been a rumor a while back that Rio Bravo (I) was unhappy in AAA, thought about leaving, but didn’t leave. According to this thread on LMdLL, Rio Bravo I changed his mind again before the Antonio Pena Memorial show, and a new guy started with the name since that show. Of course, since their match on that show was in the dark, it was hard to tell, but apparently the new guy looks different enough. Call me crazy, but I think AAA would’ve gotten by just fine if they just put another guy in the group without pretending he’s the old guy. Poder del Norte is fun, but the casual audience has no idea who these men are and would get over it really quick. (There’s the other theory that AAA doesn’t actually know they have a new Rio Bravo, which is a very hilarious up until the time someone writes a blog entry about it.)

There’s a Santo film festival in Sacramento this week.

R de Rudo has an interview with the new new NEW Pierroth, who says he’s the real son of Pierroth. He also says he’s been wrestling for 14 years, and it’s amazing that the real son of Pierroth had been wrestling 14 years under other names. Almost like he’s making it up! I think this is the Pierroth wrestling on the Tribute show this Thursday.

El Pancracio interviews Lestat, who says he got the name from the interview with a Vampire Novels. That’s a man I believe. Lestat explains he left the Guapos U bit (and lucha for a while) because of the birth of his child. That’s a strong reason. They’ve also got an interview with Ares, who mentions he’s got four brothers who are in lucha libre, though he only started as a hobby.

A note on the AAA game mentions there will be tecnico & rudo referees (we’ve only see Tirantes so far), who will affect the matches. THAT sounds about right. Demo only has Konnan, Elegido, La Parka, and Psycho Clown (though he’s listed by the wrong name in the article.). Latest trailer also has Electroshock, Chessman, and Vampiro. I’m starting to be a little concerned that we only see Psycho Clown and never ever the other Clowns. With AAA, you have to consider the possibility that they would only include one Clown. You have to consider all possibilities to be possible.

Proyeccion Luchistica writes about going to the Lucha Libre Premier tapings. Very casual audience – there was a group who got Elegido confused wtih Mistico. They both have masks with crosses on them! I think that’s it.

Cronicas y Leyendas de Lucha Libre looks back at the Canek vs Dos Caras Sr. vs Yamato in a mask match. Bet you can guess who lost. Also, Scorpio vs Perro Aguayo

Box Y Lucha #2945 has Mistico going to Japan.

SuperLuchas #337 has Konnan & Alex Koslov – they’re back covering AAA tapings for the first time in a while, which must mean things have improved in their relationship. Something to aspire to, right there.

Luchas 2000 #493 has Latin Lover with Los Perros. He finally gets to use that t-shirt! (Wait for it.) There’s also an interview with Hijo del Santo, who says he’s would not like to return to AAA.

indy (FRI) 10/30 Arena Olimpico Laguna [el siglo de torreon]
1) Camorra Jr. & Rey Fobia vs Cadete de la Atlantida I & Cadete de la Atlantida II
2) Pequeno Star & Piloto Negro vs Rocket I & Rocket II
3) Super Leopardo & Super Star vs Espanto I & Espanto II
4) Hooligan, Misterioso II, Último Guerrero vs Máscara Sagrada, Ephesto, Conflictus

Actually, that’s not the main event. They’re doing a retro deal for the main event, so it’ll actually be Super Punk, (original) Arana Cibernetica (according to the article; thought it was Super Spider) and Flanagan vs Hecatombe, Panterita del Ring and, uh, Conflictus. There has to be a story about that last one.